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Speedway helps Relay For Life

SANDS - The Sands Speedway is encouraging fans, drivers and crews to donate and walk the track on Saturday night as a run-up to the annual Relay For Life of Marquette County.Donations of $5 per person or $20 per family will be accepted at the track and those pledging are encouraged to walk the ...

LaFreniere sinks ace

CHAMPION - Paul LaFreniere of Ishpeming recorded a hole-In-1 on May 26 at the Wawonowin Country Club while golfing in Tuesday Night Match play.He aced the 145-yard, par 3, fourth hole, using a 7-hybrid club.Witnessing the feat were Bob Jacobsen, Jim Pfluger and Rick Stetson.

Full list of top finishers at Saturday’s U.P. track and field finals

Here are the results provided by the Michigan High School Athletic Association for the Upper Peninsula track and field finals held at Kingsford High School on Saturday:Division 1BOYSTEAM STANDINGS - 1. Marquette, 131; 2. Kingsford, 98; 3. Houghton, 72; 4. Menominee, 61; 5. Escanaba, 49; 6. ...

Redettes capture another U.P. crown

KINGSFORD - The Marquette Senior High School Redettes have already staked their claim as queens in Division 1 track in the Upper Peninsula and it looks like that honor won't be going away any time soon.The Redettes won their fifth straight U.P. title with a 154-point performance, 83 head of ...

Redmen roll to peninsula Division 1 championship

KINGSFORD - After coming up short last two seasons at the Upper Peninsula Division 1 track championships, the Marquette Redmen got the job done this year.The Redmen finished first overall with 131 points, 33 ahead of second place Kingsford, who beat out Marquette last season for first ...

Ishpeming soars

KINGSFORD - If you catch Scott Syrjala during a track and field meet, he might be anxious, angry or simply preoccupied.But catch the Hematites' track and field coach at the Upper Peninsula Division 2 finals on Saturday, and he was calm, cool and collected.Why? With two events to go, his team ...

Munising boys breeze; Newberry girls win in Division 3 tests

KINGSFORD - The boys and girls Upper Peninsula Division 3 track and field championships were in stark contrast Saturday.The boys side was a complete blowout as Munising cruised its way to back-to-back titles with a 134-point tally, 69 ahead of Rapid River."Today went really well," Mustangs head ...

Bowditch keeps PGA lead

IRVING, Texas - Steven Bowditch positioned himself Saturday for his second PGA Tour win in Texas. Hometown favorite Jordan Spieth might have to keep waiting for his first.Bowditch shot a 4-under 65 on Saturday in the AT&T Byron Nelson to take a two-stroke lead and leave Spieth six ...

Redettes claim district title

MARQUETTE - Sydney Cornock capped a four-run rally with a run-scoring fielder's choice in the top of the seventh inning to give the Marquette Senior High School girls softball team a 5-4 win over visiting Alpena in an MHSAA Division 1 district tournament championship game Saturday.Brooke Houle ...

Redmen eliminated on diamond

MARQUETTE - Falling prey to an early Traverse City Central surge, the Marquette Senior High School baseball team saw its season end Saturday with an 8-6 loss to visiting Trojans in MHSAA Division 1 district tournament play.T.C. Central scored four runs in the first inning, three in the second ...

NMU OTS wrestlers roll

MARQUETTE - A quartet of Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site Greco-Roman wrestlers earned titles Friday night at the University Nationals in Akron, Ohio.Sammy Jones, Anthonie Linares, Barrett Stanghill and Parker Betts all earned first-place finishes.Teammates Orry Elor and ...

U.P. champs

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterCHAMPION - With a high chance of showers Friday, the Upper Peninsula Division 2 Golf Championship got everything finished before the rain started to pummel the greens at the Wawonowin Country Club.The looming storms also caused the officials to change the ...

Huebner named state winner

MARQUETTE - Marquette Senior High School senior Shayla Huebner is one of eight statewide winners of a Multi Sports Athlete award made by the Michigan High School Coaches Association.Huebner was named the inaugural Class A Female winner, with one senior boy and one senior girl named in each of ...

Sands hosts 1st King of the Hill

SANDS - Sands Speedway will hold the first of four King of the Hill races this season during intermission of its regular racing schedule today.The King of the Hill Spectator Drag, sponsored by Bartanen's Auto Body of Ishpeming, is a one-lap race on the quarter-mile asphalt track starting from a ...

MSHS hoops camp set

MARQUETTE - A boys basketball youth fundamentals camp for those in grades 3-12 is scheduled for June 9-11 in the Marquette Senior High School gym.The times are as follows:Grades 3-4 (entering the coming school year): 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; grades 5-6, 1-2:30 p.m.; grades 7-8, 2:30-4 p.m.; grades ...

U-M signs 6-10 forward

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan basketball has signed 6-foot-10 German forward Moritz Wagner to a letter of intent.The team said Friday Wagner will join the Wolverines for the 2015-16 academic year.Michigan coach John Beilein says Wagner has a great understanding of the game and has played ...

Tennis social mixer planned

MARQUETTE - A "Sets in the City" adult tennis social mixer is scheduled to be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at the Marquette Senior High School courts.The event is open to the public. All tennis skill levels are welcome. The cost is $7 per person. Contact Josh Kitto at 250-0669 to RSVP.Walk-ins ...

Legion baseball tryouts set

MARQUETTE - Tryouts for the Marquette American Legion baseball program are set for 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Gerard Haley Memorial Field in Marquette.High school-aged youths of Marquette and Alger counties interested in playing baseball during June and July must report to the field with ...

Sands set for summer

SANDS - With Memorial Day behind us, it means that summer has unofficially started and that it's time to hit the dirt track.After several weeks of preparation earlier this month, Sands Speedway in Sands Township, located off M-553, held its first races over the weekend and track promoter ...

Tigers lose slugfest

By NOAH TRISTERAP Baseball WriterDETROIT - Anibal Sanchez was having enough trouble keeping the ball in the park.Then he went up against the major league leaders in home runs.Evan Gattis and Preston Tucker both homered off Sanchez in the sixth inning, and the Houston Astros slugged their way to ...